Updated Federal Profile for Community Health Workers

The update is part of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook. The handbook includes 300+ profiles covering over 500 occupations.  The new CHW profile reflects the core CHW duties, competencies, and training and employment sites. While the profile focuses on CHWs, it also mentions other professions such as peer support specialists, community health representatives, and promotores de salud for the first time.